Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu signs agreement with rival Benny Gantz

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed an agreement with rival Benny Gantz, ending a year of political deadlock in the country. The deal will see the two leaders share a rotating premiership. Netanyahu will continue to serve for the next year and a half before he is replaced by Gantz, who will be his … Read more Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu signs agreement with rival Benny Gantz

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz fail to reach power-sharing deal in Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and parliament speaker Benny Gantz missed a deadline to form a unity government on Thursday, prolonging the country’s unprecedented political crisis. The right-wing premier Netanyahu and centrist Gantz, Israel’s former army chief, have gone head-to-head in three elections over the past year, resulting in a stalemate. A Netanyahu-Gantz deal would have given … Read more Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz fail to reach power-sharing deal in Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz say near unity deal to end…

Israeli President gives political rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz 48 hours to form an emergency coalition government in latest twist after stalemate elections Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz were nearing a deal on Tuesday Gantz’s 28-day mandate to form a ruling coalition was due to expire at midnight President Reuven Rivlin, overseeing coalition … Read more Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz say near unity deal to end…

Israel president Reuven Rivlin is to ask Benny Gantz to form government

Israel president Reuven Rivlin is to ask rival Benny Gantz to form government in sign that Benjamin Netanyahu is losing his grip on power President Reuven Rivlin asked Benny Gantz to form a coalition Government The development follows three inconclusive elections and a year of stalemate Commentators say it is a major setback for PM Benjamin … Read more Israel president Reuven Rivlin is to ask Benny Gantz to form government

Former armed forces chief Benny Gantz gets his chance to form a government

The 60-year-old former paratrooper, had no previous political experience when he declared himself Netanyahu

Former armed forces chief Benny Gantz has got a chance to form a government and end Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s term in office. President Rivlin will ask Mr Gantz – who first entered politics just nine months ago – on Wednesday evening to create a national unity coalition. Mr Netanyahu announced on Monday evening he … Read more Former armed forces chief Benny Gantz gets his chance to form a government